The reigning VGMA songwriter of the year Kofi Kinaata, known in real life as Martin King Arthur, says comparing him and Sarkodie is a nonstarter since he has always looked up to the self-styled rap king in Ghana.
The genesis of the argument happens has to do with when Sarkodie did not feature Kinaata in his ‘Trumpet’ single; a song which featured rappers Sarkodie deemed as the future of rap music in Ghana.
The Head of Kofi Kinaata’s record label High Grade Family, Samini once posited that Kinaata will soon take over the reins of rap in Ghana.
“For now Kofi Kinaata is the next big thing in Ghana. He will be better than Sarkodie. I can bet on that because he is from my camp,” Samini said during an interview on Radio Universe.
But speaking on Starr Drive with Giovanni, Kofi Kinaata posited that the comparison is not only misplaced, but needless.
“I do Fante rap,” he said. Giovanni asked; “What about the Akan language. Are you better than Sark?”
He replied: “I respect Sarkodie. Sark is way, way up there. I looked up to Sark. I follow his steps. A comparison shouldn’t exist.”